$3B Award in Actos Bladder Cancer Case Upheld

A Louisiana federal judge last month upheld an Actos bladder cancer verdict that resulted in $3 billion in punitive damages assessed to pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. This landmark Actos personal injury lawsuit demonstrated that both companies involved in co-promotion can be held... Read More »

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Mesothelioma Survival Found to Be Tied to Early Discovery

The British Journal of Cancer published a study this month about survival rates of patients with mesothelioma that showed the key is not treatment options but early detection. That is contrary to previous medical theories. Mesothelioma is a rare and often deadly form... Read More »

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Canon Agrees to Illegal Background Check Class Action Settlement

Yesterday, Canon Solutions America Inc. and the lead plaintiff of an illegal background check class action lawsuit indicated they have come to a settlement agreement. This Canon class action litigation filed in New Jersey federal court alleged that the camera and imaging… Read More »

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Judge Certifies U.S. Bank Force-Placed Insurance Class Action Lawsuit

A force-placed insurance class action lawsuit involving plaintiffs from 40 different states was recently granted class certification by a federal judge and will continue with its litigation against lender U.S. Bank. The plaintiff and the Class allege that U.S. Bank was receiving illegal… Read More »

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Cert. Granted in Omni Hotels Wiretapping Class Action Lawsuit

A federal judge certified an Omni Hotels wiretapping class action lawsuit, deciding that the company’s failure to maintain call recordings and logging data did not sufficiently hamper the ascertainability requirement. Lead plaintiff Steven Ades alleges that he made a phone call to… Read More »

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Arthritis Drug Arthrotec Linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome

The arthritis medication Arthotec has been linked to a life-threatening drug reaction called Stevens Johnson Syndrome, putting drug maker Pfizer in the hot seat for failure to warn. Stevens Johnson Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. More specifically, it’s a hypersensitivity disorder. With... Read More »

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Minn. Man Files Unum Lawsuit for Wrongful Claim Denial

A Minnesota man has filed a disability insurance lawsuit against Unum Life Insurance Company of America for allegedly using bad faith insurance practices to deny his disability benefits. Plaintiff Douglas Lenhart had been previously employed by Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. as a vacuum sales... Read More »

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Midland Credit Management Hit with Abusive Debt Collection Lawsuit

A Philadelphia resident has filed an illegal debt collection lawsuit against Midland Credit Management, Midland Funding, and Encore Capital Group for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). Midland Funding is a debt buyer, and Midland Credit Management collects debt… Read More »

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Medtronic Seeks Dismissal of 21 Infuse Bone Graft Lawsuits

The judge overseeing the Medtronic Infuse bone graft litigation is considering a motion by Medtronic Inc. to throw out 21 lawsuits. Medtronic has argued that the 21 cases alleging problems with the company's Infuse Bone Graft System were preempted by an earlier court ruling.... Read More »

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